So-Shi is encountered by 2B and Pascal while they escape the abandoned factory after negotiating a peace treaty with the machines living there has failed. It is destroyed by 2B after 9S cuts its external power supply.
This is the unit data the game provides for So-Shi: "A multi-legged, Goliath-class machine lifeform equipped with two massive blades. By emitting energy from the tips of its legs, it can move about as though gliding across the ground. The unit's sides serve as weapon racks that can launch missiles and other projectiles, while additional plating attached to the legs reinforces its weak armor. When the situation demands it, the unit can purge this plating and transform into a spherical form capable of spin attacks."
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 7-B, likely 7-A
Origin: NieR: Automata
Classification: Machine Lifeform
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Barrier Creation (Can create and uphold a barrier that negates all physical and energy based attacks on his level. An external powersource is needed to generate this barrier), Massive blades as arms, Has a tail with a drill attached to the end (Can be hidden inside the main body), Can fire rockets, Can create shockwaves (By swinging his blades and by slamming the ground), Capable of gliding over the ground (By emitting energy from its legs), Transformation (Can turn into a sphere and perform spin attacks at high speeds)
Lifting Strength: Class K (Should be capable of lifting it's own weight)
Striking Strength: At least City Class, likely Mountain Class
Stamina: Very high (Comparable to other Goliath-class machines)
Range: Extended melee range with physical strikes, tens of meters with its tail and shock waves, At least hundreds of meters with rockets
Standard Equipment: None
Weaknesses: None notable